Public transport isn’t an optional extra

It is HS2 decision time. This blog post isn’t about HS2. Following Boris Johnson’s announcement that the enormous train project will go ahead Jim Waterston, the Media editor at The Guardian, Tweeted a picture showing some envisaged new journey times between various locations post the construction of HS2 and commented: “The impact of HS2 on…

August is a wicked month

I try to write every month on my blog. I am but an evening away from September with no words penned in August…Some musings for the last few hours of the month. I turned 39! I turned 39. I turned 39? #ITurned39 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ I have been listening to the beautiful country music of Courtney Marie…

Beeston Series #2

This is my final series of photographs from my first weekend with a good on loan camera. Alongside going into the park in Beeston, Leeds I wandered some of the streets. This was the hardest part of my mini weekend project. As with the park series I wanted to try and convey not only some…

Beeston Series #1

Following on from my last post, this is another series of photographs I took when I had access to a good quality camera. As well as exploring shapes, colours and views I attempted to produce some images to reflect and examine Beeston in south Leeds. Cross Flatts Park is for many people a central part…

My first weekend with a camera

I have had temporary access to a good camera this weekend…so I have been out exploring in south Leeds with it and I am going to do a couple of blog posts featuring some of my favourite images. To begin… It has been a really fascinating experience. I have enjoyed attempting to capture a level…

Illustration inspiration

I can’t recall the first time I saw an Idalia Candelas illustration but for a long time┬áher beautifully simple images of women on their own have been for me a special source of inspiration. “Being alone is not being isolated from the world, it’s learning to live moments with you and enjoy your own company”….

National Writing Day

I have discovered it is National Writing Day. So I thought I should do some writing. What about? I am going to share some word and writing related unedited off the top of my head thoughts. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ I don’t always talk to myself very well. I try to live as a positive, thoughtful, empathetic person…

What am I like?

I have been living alone for one week. Before living in multiple house shares I lived with a partner and this is the first time all by myself. In the run up to my move I wondered what I would be like when no one else is there. Co-habitating with the intimate strangers who are…

(D)own the front

Mclusky’s iconic, ludicrous, fabulous, barnshackling rock wonderpiece ‘Mclusky Do Dallas’ opens with 16 strikes of a hi-hat. Then a crunchy riff. Hi-hat and vocals. “Eat what you are while you’re falling apart and it opened a can of worms”. Crunching. Hi-hat and vocals. “And the gun’s in my hand and I know it looks bad…

SatArtDay

A day of art in Leeds! I visited the Henry Moore Institute to see the ‘Senga Nengudi’ exhibition. It’s great! I learnt about Nengudi for the first time. From the programme; “Born in Chicago in 1943, Senga Nengudi has been a trailblazer in sculpture for fifty years…her work is characterised by a persistently radical experimentation…